The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
England / North West
Rank 57 74 100
Rank change year-on-year +17 +26  
Contract jobs citing REST 74 87 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.88% 2.27% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.27% 8.53% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 57 28
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £57.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 798 1020 828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.10% 26.58% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 680 505
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 42 £350 -17.64% 25
Cheshire +48 27 £450 +18.03% 9
Lancashire +6 4 £400 -7.51% 3
Merseyside -2 2 £360 +10.76% 2
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for REST.

1 81 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (54.05%) Java
3 78 (52.70%) Web Services
4 70 (47.30%) SQL
5 69 (46.62%) JavaScript
6 63 (42.57%) TDD
7 54 (36.49%) Software Engineering
8 52 (35.14%) SOAP
9 50 (33.78%) Git (software)
10 49 (33.11%) HTML
11 48 (32.43%) Scrum
12 37 (25.00%) Linux
12 37 (25.00%) Spring
13 35 (23.65%) BDD
14 34 (22.97%) NoSQL
14 34 (22.97%) Node.js
14 34 (22.97%) OO
15 33 (22.30%) JUnit
15 33 (22.30%) XML
16 32 (21.62%) CSS
17 31 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
18 29 (19.59%) J2EE
19 28 (18.92%) JSON
20 27 (18.24%) HTTP
21 26 (17.57%) MySQL
21 26 (17.57%) Oracle
22 25 (16.89%) MVC
22 25 (16.89%) RESTful
23 24 (16.22%) JIRA
24 23 (15.54%) Continuous Integration

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.08%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.73%) Apache
3 7 (4.73%) Confluence
4 6 (4.05%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.38%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (3.38%) GlassFish
5 5 (3.38%) JBoss
5 5 (3.38%) SAS
6 4 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.03%) CMS
7 3 (2.03%) Kentico
7 3 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (2.03%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.35%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.68%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.73%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (4.73%) Amazon S3
2 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (4.05%) Slack
4 2 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.24%) HTTP
2 2 (1.35%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.35%) NFC
2 2 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.97%) NoSQL
2 26 (17.57%) MySQL
3 21 (14.19%) MongoDB
3 21 (14.19%) SQL Server
4 17 (11.49%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (8.11%) Oracle Database
6 10 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (5.41%) Relational Database
8 7 (4.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (3.38%) Big Data
11 4 (2.70%) DB2
11 4 (2.70%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (2.03%) CouchDB
12 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (2.03%) Hazelcast
12 3 (2.03%) JasperReports
12 3 (2.03%) Neo4j
12 3 (2.03%) Riak
Development Applications
1 50 (33.78%) Git (software)
2 33 (22.30%) JUnit
3 24 (16.22%) JIRA
4 11 (7.43%) Eclipse
5 10 (6.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (6.76%) Bitbucket
5 10 (6.76%) Hudson
6 8 (5.41%) IntelliJ
6 8 (5.41%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.73%) NUnit
8 6 (4.05%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.38%) Jasmine
9 5 (3.38%) Maven
9 5 (3.38%) Mockito
9 5 (3.38%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.70%) MyEclipse
10 4 (2.70%) Selenium
10 4 (2.70%) Subversion
11 3 (2.03%) Bugzilla
General
1 23 (15.54%) Finance
2 15 (10.14%) Banking
3 2 (1.35%) Games
3 2 (1.35%) Marketing
3 2 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 107 (72.30%) Developer
2 49 (33.11%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.51%) JavaScript Developer
3 20 (13.51%) Software Engineer
4 16 (10.81%) .NET Developer
5 12 (8.11%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.41%) Node.js Developer
6 8 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (4.73%) Architect
7 7 (4.73%) J2EE Developer
7 7 (4.73%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (4.73%) Scala Software Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) PL/SQL Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Consultant
9 5 (3.38%) Digital Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (3.38%) Lead Developer
10 4 (2.70%) BizTalk Developer
10 4 (2.70%) C# Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (52.70%) Web Services
2 52 (35.14%) SOAP
3 49 (33.11%) HTML
4 37 (25.00%) Spring
5 34 (22.97%) Node.js
6 33 (22.30%) XML
7 32 (21.62%) CSS
8 29 (19.59%) J2EE
9 28 (18.92%) JSON
10 25 (16.89%) RESTful
11 21 (14.19%) .NET
11 21 (14.19%) AngularJS
12 19 (12.84%) HTML5
13 18 (12.16%) Hibernate
14 17 (11.49%) ASP.NET
14 17 (11.49%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (10.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (10.14%) Spring Boot
16 14 (9.46%) CSS3
16 14 (9.46%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.43%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.76%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.05%) User Experience
5 5 (3.38%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.35%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.35%) iPad
6 2 (1.35%) IPTV
6 2 (1.35%) Wiki
7 1 (0.68%) BBC
7 1 (0.68%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) DataPower
7 1 (0.68%) Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.68%) New Media
7 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (6.08%) Android
2 9 (6.08%) Windows
3 6 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.38%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.38%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (54.73%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (42.57%) TDD
3 54 (36.49%) Software Engineering
4 48 (32.43%) Scrum
5 35 (23.65%) BDD
6 34 (22.97%) OO
7 25 (16.89%) MVC
8 23 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (14.19%) High Availability
10 18 (12.16%) Unit Testing
11 15 (10.14%) Data Modelling
12 13 (8.78%) OOD
12 13 (8.78%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (8.11%) E-Commerce
14 11 (7.43%) Open Source
14 11 (7.43%) Web Development
15 10 (6.76%) API Development
15 10 (6.76%) Kanban
15 10 (6.76%) Microservices
15 10 (6.76%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 80 (54.05%) Java
2 70 (47.30%) SQL
3 69 (46.62%) JavaScript
4 21 (14.19%) C#
5 20 (13.51%) Scala
6 16 (10.81%) Python
7 8 (5.41%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.38%) Groovy
9 5 (3.38%) Ruby
9 5 (3.38%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.70%) Apple Swift
10 4 (2.70%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.70%) PHP
11 2 (1.35%) ES6
11 2 (1.35%) Perl
12 1 (0.68%) Clojure
12 1 (0.68%) Prolog
12 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.11%) Degree
2 2 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) QA
2 4 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (17.57%) Oracle
2 6 (4.05%) Red Hat
3 4 (2.70%) Apigee
3 4 (2.70%) hybris
3 4 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.70%) Twitter
4 3 (2.03%) Apple
4 3 (2.03%) Google
4 3 (2.03%) IBM
4 3 (2.03%) Perforce
4 3 (2.03%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.03%) Tableau
5 2 (1.35%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.35%) Software AG
5 2 (1.35%) webMethods
6 1 (0.68%) Black Duck
6 1 (0.68%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.68%) Informatica
6 1 (0.68%) Kony
6 1 (0.68%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £425.00 - £465.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago